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Local MP To Chair A House Of Commons Special Committee

Thursday, June 21st 2012 07:00

Blake Richards has been appointed as the Chair of a House of Commons Special Committee on Co-operatives.

A new House of Commons Special Committee on Co-operatives is being chaired by Wildrose MP Blake Richards.

Richards says he's honoured to be named chair & takes his duties seriously.

He explains that the 12 member committee is getting set to meet over the summer & hear testimonies from various groups involved with cooperatives as well as credit unions.

According to Richards, cooperatives play a big role in rural communities.

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Richards adds there are about 9000 co-operatives across the country and 18 million Canadians are members.

The Wildrose MP tells us what the committee will be focussing on over the next few months.

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A report will be produced by the committee and presented to the house of commons in September.


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